Renaissance Festival Goes Before Greenbrier County Commission

By Robert Bordelon

After a successful first weekend, the WV Renaissance Festival was the subject of ample debate in the Tuesday, June 12, meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission.

Although the commission did not take action on the festival itself, a planned meeting of the Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) later this week will decide if the festival will continue to be held on the zoned sections of its property.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 13, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Justice Discusses Greenbrier Classic Name Change And Addresses Rumors

By Robert Bordelon

During a press conference on Monday, June 11, at The Greenbrier, Governor Jim Justice announced that The Greenbrier Classic golf tournament will be requesting an official name change to become a military tribute at The Greenbrier, announced some of the expected players, and addressed a few of the financial concerns facing The Greenbrier.

"The entire tournament will be dedicated to the military, to the veterans, the active military as well," said Justice. "I don't think there's any place with a military history like The Greenbrier that would be more suited to have an event that would be a tribute to the military. We were a hospital at one time, the bunker at one time, for crying out loud, the number of presidents that have been here. All the history is unbelievable."

Read more in the Tuesday, June 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Rainelle/Rupert VFDs Speak On Updated Equipment, Water Rescue Training, More

By Ruth Caruthers

The Meadow River Valley Association held a meeting Monday, June 11, at Fruits of Labor in Rainelle to update the community on the behind-the-scenes work being done in emergency preparedness.

Al Whitaker with Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management spoke first abut the responsibilities of the GCHSEM. Some of these duties include coordinating agencies to respond to an emergency, supporting local volunteer agencies, and supporting local events like the Renaissance Festival, The Greenbrier Classic, and the State Fair of West Virginia. 

Read more in the Tuesday, June 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

White Sulphur Springs Cty Council Simplifies Business License Application

By Robert Bordelon

An ordinance overhauling the business license application process and the declaration of Elder Abuse Awareness Day were a few of the items passing through the White Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular, June 11, meeting.

A special attendee to City Council, Jim Craft, the grandfather of Liam Craft, the 6-year-old boy who died after being swept away by a current in Howard's Creek on May 22, addressed the City Council to thank the White Sulphur Springs police officers who attempted to save his grandson.

Read more in the Tuesday, June 12, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

New Futuristic Video Game Features The Greenbrier, Other West Virginia Locations

By Robert Bordelon

Tourists will not be the only people able to explore West Virginia's mountains in late 2018. At E3, the annual conference used by video game developers to announce their upcoming projects, Bethesda Game Studios announced the official location of the next entry in Fallout, their hugely successful post-apocalyptic series: West Virginia.

Fallout 76 is set approximately 100 years in the future, about 20 years after nuclear war destroyed the United States. After living in the underground Vault 76 since the bombs fell, the player will emerge to explore familiar locations across West Virginia.

Read more in the Monday, June 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Junior Vies For Paid Tuition

By Ruth Caruthers

Local Greenbrier East Junior Bailey Withrow has been selected as a finalist in the West Virginia Scholar Competition.

The West Virginia Scholarship Competition rewards a recipient with a full, four-year tuition, fees, room and board scholarship. The applicant must be between 16-19 and enrolled in 11th grade.

Read more in the Monday, June 11, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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